Our TAG math classes celebrated Pi Day today (3.14.15)! Each student brought something to celebrate Pi. Pi Projects were a lot of fun, and we all learned a lot about circles and Pi. One of the things I’m really excited about is that all of our projects are different. Take a look at the pictures below to see our awesome projects.
We also held a competition to see who could memorize the most digits of Pi. Congrats to Cameron for memorizing the first 120 digits of Pi, Kary with 86 digits, and Juliana and Jessica at 54 digits.
Happy Pi Day!!
Thursday, March 12, 2015
We participated in a Measurement Marathon. Some of the events we did were called: “Long jump”, “Extreme Mini Golf “, “Cup Rush”,” Count Crunch”, “About a Pound” and “How Long?”. In “Long Jump” you jump your farthest, and then we measure the distance jumped (Hyrum is awesome at that). In “Extreme Mini Golf” you hit a paper ball with a ruler and then measure the distance that the paper ball went. In “Cup Rush” you try to fill up a measuring cup with a styrofoam cup (Jessie rocks at that). In “Count Crunch” you count to 100 as fast as you can and the other person times you, but the other person has to know what you are saying. In “About a Pound” we tried to find something that weighs about a pound (Melody was closest). In “How Long?” we had to try to draw a line measuring 7 inches, then a line measuring 1 foot, WITHOUT A RULER!!!!! It was a lot of fun.
-Melody, Jessie, and Hyrum
We love blogging because we can show other people what we have learned in our class. Blogging is also fun to do in class on free time. We can blog about language arts and math. We've mostly been blogging about math, but don't worry language arts stuff will be coming soon. We also blog about ISP. We do something called Genius Hour. Genius hour is a idea giver for projects.
Friday, March 6, 2015
March 14, 2015 is Pi Day. You might be thinking the dessert kind of pie. It’s actually a irrational (never ending) number. Believe it or not, the first three numbers are 3.14. See the connection to the date and the first three numbers? This year it’s even more fun because Pi Day is going to be on 3/14/15 and the first five numbers are 3.1415. If you want to get more accurate you’ll add more numbers; 3.1415926 and so on.Here’s all we know: 3.1415926 5358979323 84626433 8327950 28841971693 9937510582. There’s more, but as we said it’s an irrational number. You’d use pi to find the area of a circle or the volume of a sphere. Pi is the relationship between the circumference and the diameter of a circle.